—— Taking time to heal
Grief & Loss
For expats, it can be hard when a family member dies and you’re not there to say goodbye. You may also be mourning the loss of your former life, and wondering when the sadness will lift.
A loss, whether it’s a death, a divorce or breakup, or even the end of a friendship, brings certain phases. Expect initial shock, numbness and a sense of disbelief, then a phase of intense pain characterised by crying, mood swings, lethargy, hyperactivity, anger, separation anxiety and despair; and finally, the ‘completion’ phase, which brings sadness but also acceptance and adaptation to the changed circumstances.
If you’re finding the grief overwhelming, online counselling can help you through your loss. We understand and are here for you.
Links you may like
- Dealing With Losing Love as an Expat
- Expat Loss: Dealing With Leaving Your Pet Behind
- Dear Mom… Letter to a Loved One Who Has Passed
- Helping a Loved One Deal With Loss
- How to Recover From a Broken Heart
- When the Kids (or Parents) Move Away: A Mother Shares Her ‘Empty Nest’ Story
- Special Edition: How To Grow In Challenging Times
- Families in Transition: Saying Good Goodbyes